The Argentina and Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini has praised the Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella after his excellent start to the career as the national team manager of Argentina. Since taking over of the national team, he has been able to guide the team to 8 victories in the last 10 matches. The only defeat for the national team in these 10 matches came in the encounter against archrivals Brazil. Even then, Argentina were managed to be beaten only by a last-minute penalty from the Brazilian star Neymar. This impressive form has meant that Argentina now have a three-point advantage over other teams in the South American World Cup qualifying campaign.

They will be playing in a friendly match against Saudi Arabia and the Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini has been selected for this match by the manager. The 30-year-old has expressed his glowing praise for the manager by saying that he has been hugely responsible for bringing out the best in the Argentina players. One of the best players for Argentina over the last two years since Sabella took over has been Lionel Messi. Previously, he was extremely poor for the national team, but he is starting to replicate the Barcelona form for the Argentina national team as well.

“With Alejandro Sabella the national team have taken a huge step forward. Argentina are different to before. We had other coaches and it was notable that the team were not on the right path. But now, under this coaching staff, we are seeing a solid team. Beyond some mistakes, the team has found the right system to play,” said the Newcastle United defender ahead of the match with Saudi Arabia. This is the first time Fabricio Coloccini has been included in the national team over the last three years, which excites the player even more.

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